Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

ubuandibeme

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Feb 22, 2006
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

Those tiny pots are gorgeous! They would go nicely with a bottle of L'Aromarine fragrance!
 
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Those are absolutely adorable! I think I would have to buy them all if I ever saw those in real life. I just bought some necessary stuff from Lancome recently. They did a nice makeover on me to go with my newly growing in silver hair. Very peachy-pink & delicate, which suits me now. I was surprised how nice they made me look, lol! :) My hair used to be dark and I wore completely different colors in clothing and makeup.
 

Therese

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Nov 24, 2006
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

What a fun thread! These days it seems easier to plop down dollars on makeup than on fragrance. Yesterday I bought a Nars Jungle Red lipliner for my handbag and a Smashbox eye shadow in Cabernet.
 

Tavorna

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Dec 26, 2007
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I've made quite a few make-up purchases recently. It must be some kind of crazed frenzy for more and better!

- Maybelline Full n' Soft Mascara in black
- Clarins Waterproof Eyeliner (black)
- Clinique Cream Shapers (in Egyptian and Bright Gold)
- Revlon Colourstay foundation.

My mum is also a mad Nutrimetics lady. She LOVES ordering their stuff from the catalogue each month. I put a few things for myself in the latest order: liquid eyeliner, coverstick, loose powder and foundation primer.

Looking at it all, I realise I've really splashed out this month!! Oh dear
 

AndiMAC

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Aug 12, 2003
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

My latest purchase was a bit of a challenge as I have oily skin. For YEARS I have been using Cornsilk pressed powder as I don't really use foundation on a daily basis as it is too heavy for my skin. I didn't realize that Aveda made a pressed powder as well. For awhile, I was using the MAC blot powder which is nice but sometimes it's not always convenient to get to a MAC store. So I broke down and got the Aveda pressed powder in Honey. Well, I am so pleasantly surprised! And it even has a little bit of coverage too (the Cornsilk and Blot Powder were translucent) And at the end of the day, my face doesn't feel like the Exxon Valdez crashed into it hahahahaha. Two thumbs up for sure!
 

CologneJunkie

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Jun 24, 2005
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

Today I bought:

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear loose powder (for blemish prone skin)
Physicians Formula blemish healing concealer

I also got a trial size Murad's Acne Complex Kit. I'm really looking forward to trying that out. Maybe it'll be my miracle cure I've been looking for to help w/ my adult acne.
 

lizzie_j

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Feb 28, 2008
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I got a selection of Stila Lip Glazes in a cute little case from Santa (I know it's not a purchase, but actually it was, since I'm the breadwinner who funds Santa in our house!). It's a little rainbow of lip colors. Fun!

P.S. Cologne Junkie..the Murad kit is very good. Still, I recommend you try the Alpha Hydrox brand of cream for your adult acne. It's done wonders for my skin, at a great price...pm me if you want me to send you a sample. And no I am in no way affiliated!
 

Therese

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Nov 24, 2006
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

i just placed an order with Everyday Minerals. Thanks to my daughter, I have recently discovered their magvificent and reasonably priced foundation.
 

Makeup Maniac

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Jan 1, 1970
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

Has anyone else tried the new Cover Girl Outlast Lipstains? I was in Walgreen's last week and they were Buy One, Get One 50% off. I bought Bit o' Blossom and Plum Pout. Am I ever pleasantly surprised!
I love lipstains as a general rule, anyway, but usually I have to buy higher-end brands. I find these Cover Girl lipstains very comparable to the old Urban Decay Lipstain 'markers'. The first application looks very natural but they are buildable color. They don't dry my lips out at all and I do not discern any nasty fragrance or taste. Yay for Cover Girl! I'm already planning to go back and get two more. ;)
 

Leesee

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May 15, 2008
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I just received my order from Lipstick Queen: a tube of Saint Natural, and a tube of Saint Berry. I have been wanting to try these for a long time, and so far, I am impressed. The color is sheer and natural looking, and the texture is very moist.
 

Jasper

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Jan 29, 2008
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I just bought my 2nd box of Lunasol Micro Finish Powder. I've never repeat the same face powder before but this is "the one" for me.

My last visit to the duty free, I wanted so much to buy a few Dior lipgloss but kept telling myself better save that money for some new perfume! :p
 

Coconut

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Sep 28, 2006
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

Bought 2 CoverGirl Lash Blast Waterproof Mascara online and did the road test. It doesn't smudge, run or clumps and I am very happy with the result. I have been using the Maxfactor Calorie 2000 Aqua Lash since I was 15, but it is getting harder to find nowadays. I think I will continue to buy Lash Blast if MF2000 extinct.

Laura Mercier Eye Book - Ha! It has all the "right" colour! :D
 

shadesofbleu

The power of bleu
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Jun 3, 2005
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I have to post a big rave for the Chapstick True Shimmer lip balms! I have the Botanical Berry and the Peppermint Rush (still searching for the tropical flavored one).

The Berry one has a slight pinkish shimmer, the Peppermint has a bluish-silver shimmer. They feel really good on the lips, are not drying, and taste and smell good too! And CHEAP! They cost about $2.50ish. love them!
 

AndiMAC

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Aug 12, 2003
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

Well, I have some department store gift cards I got for the holidays.... I guess I could get some new lipglass or liquid eyeliner I've been looking at from the MAC counter. Or, I could suck it up and renew my MAC discount card so I don't have to pay that retail price and I could use my gift cards on fragrance (yeah, much better idea)
 

glitter1

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Jan 11, 2009
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I bought some Revlon eyeliner the other day and I just got my boyfriend some Eternity. He really doesn't care what he wears but I love the scent of it on him!
 

CologneJunkie

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Jun 24, 2005
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I'll keep my eye out for these. I looove Chapstick!

I have to post a big rave for the Chapstick True Shimmer lip balms! I have the Botanical Berry and the Peppermint Rush (still searching for the tropical flavored one).

The Berry one has a slight pinkish shimmer, the Peppermint has a bluish-silver shimmer. They feel really good on the lips, are not drying, and taste and smell good too! And CHEAP! They cost about $2.50ish. love them!
 

LedByMyNose

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Jul 17, 2008
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

these are sweet too, the lipgloss tins:
http://letrainbleu.com/artdecolipglosstrio.aspx
got them for a holiday gift on sale.

Ah, Le Train Bleu. My credit card company is very fond of that site!

The Berry one has a slight pinkish shimmer, the Peppermint has a bluish-silver shimmer. They feel really good on the lips, are not drying, and taste and smell good too! And CHEAP! They cost about $2.50ish. love them!

Lip gloss is one item that has never correlated quality with price, imo. I splurged on a few Chanel Glossimers awhile back and they were heavy, sticky, gloopy - ugh. The $2 Lipsmackers (esp. the Dr Pepper one!) are still the best I've found.
 

AndiMAC

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Aug 12, 2003
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

Today I was at Target buying Lord knows what (hahahaha) and I saw they had the CoverGirl Lash blast on sale in a special package that you get 2 tubes for 9.99. Hmmm I just may go back and get one more. I love that stuff!
 
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tigrushka

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Apr 19, 2003
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

On Stockmann the sale has reached the stage where everything is -60%... I got Shiseido lip gloss in G12 Mango Passion, it's a great match with OPI Tangerini Bikini nail polish!
 
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beachroses

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Sep 7, 2006
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I'm posting about what I didn't buy.

I was proud of myself for sitting on my hands as long as I did the other day when Bare Escentuals Minerals offered a $97 Today's Special Value on QVC. A similar kit with different colors and brushes will arrive for an additional $97 every three months and dagnabbit, I was dying to get it, but couldn't afford it and have quite a bit already. I have not felt that way about buying any perfume in a long time, my mouth was literally watering, and I am so amazed at the self control I showed. My hand reached for the computer many times during the day, but I didn't go through with it. I am addicted to that line of makeup and the colors, wow, it's like being a kid in a candy store.

Thank you for listening. :)
 

lizzie_j

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Feb 28, 2008
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I'm posting about what I didn't buy.

I was proud of myself for sitting on my hands as long as I did the other day when Bare Escentuals Minerals offered a $97 Today's Special Value on QVC. A similar kit with different colors and brushes will arrive for an additional $97 every three months and dagnabbit, I was dying to get it, but couldn't afford it and have quite a bit already. I have not felt that way about buying any perfume in a long time, my mouth was literally watering, and I am so amazed at the self control I showed. My hand reached for the computer many times during the day, but I didn't go through with it. I am addicted to that line of makeup and the colors, wow, it's like being a kid in a candy store.

Thank you for listening. :)

What self control! I need lessons. Sometimes it's so hard NOT to buy something....:)
 

Sunnyfunny

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Dec 21, 2008
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

Clinique Soft Shimmer eye shadow-- a pearly white. Clinique discontinued my favorite pink in a duo, Be Mine. I started using that because Shiseido discontinued my original favorite pink in a duo, Shell. What's a gal to do? Shiseido has the silkiest formula, too. :(
 

tang

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Nov 17, 2006
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

After taking a detour on Crayfish's tea perfume thread, I ended up ordering a set of two lip balms from SalonTea: The Writer (chai) and Society Hostess (vanilla black tea). They're creamy, and they smell nice, but I don't really get "tea" from them. Hostess smells like sugar cookies, and The Writer smells like cinnamon. (They also don't work very well as a solid perfume! ;))
 

Brielle87

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Oct 8, 2007
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I have purchased;
Clarins Lip-colour- Jolie Rouge in Rhubarbe
Darphin- Arovita eye crème
YonKa- Eye crème
Chanel soap- 4 bars Cristalle, clearance at a small boutique I go to
Korres- Quince body butter
Chanel- Eye quad in Oasis
Space NK-Rose hand lotion


Next purchases will be;
Guerlain-Lip-colour in Candy shine
YSL- Lip-colour in Bohemian rose #16
Carol's Daughter-Healthy hair butter

...and this is me trying to keep things under control. You should have seen how much I purchased when I worked in cosmetics.
 

Orion

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May 1, 2008
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I have recently purchased:
MAC Dame Edna Gladiola lipstick and Possum Nose Pink gloss. These were a sudden and stress-related mistake. Boyfriend ogling beer wench at Renaissance Faire? The solution is obviously violet-based fuchsia lipstick and coral gloss.

Successful purchases:
Strawberry Blonde lipgloss. The return of the fabled Strawberry Blonde, in lipgloss formula. Lovely.
Quick Tease lipgloss. Migrates to lip line.

Coming soon: Date Night.

MAC and Nars are the only cult lines available here. I was never a MAC user until I realized that I needed to become one.
 
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Hillaire

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Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

YSL Rosewood 66 pure lip color.
I dont know why I haven't bought this before. It's far superior to the dusty rose I have been wearing from Shisedo for ten years. I am slowly trading out all my old Shisedo and MAC for YSL. I really love their make-up.
And Givenchy Matte Must-Have Beige eye shadow. A really non cakey matte with great opacity.
 
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Hillaire

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Love that one! It's been in production for ages, about twenty years or something like that.

WOW. I love that.It must be a classic, cant-go-wrong color then. I have been eye-ing it for at least two years. Really its a great one, so moist..and it will be new color for many years to come, I suspect.
 

shadesofbleu

The power of bleu
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Jun 3, 2005
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I bought the new la Laque Fever lipgloss from Lancome in Plum Wave. I wanted to wear it a few days before posting about to see if it is as long lasting as they say. Six hours may be pushing it a bit, especially if drinking or eating anything, but it IS pretty long lasting (about 4 hours!). It did not dry my lips out at all either. All in all I'm very happy with it.

http://www.lancome-usa.com/makeup/gloss/la-laque-fever.htm
 
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Aiona

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Sep 2, 2006
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Last year, I was looking for some Jicky at our local mall. The Guerlain counter was completely out of Jicky, but I got suckered into trying their lipsticks. Well, last month, for the second time in my life, I actually used a whole tube till it was empty! (Often times I'll lose my lipstick, or it'll start to cake before I'm finished with the tube. The only other tube I've managed to hold onto till it was gone was Physician's Formula something or another that my roomie had given me because it didn't work on her.) So, I went back there and bought all of their remaining tubes of Rose Entetant. (All three of them.) I hate it when colors that I like are discontinued.

I ended up sampling Jicky thru a generous Basenotes member instead.
 
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lizzie_j

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Feb 28, 2008
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

Benefit Boi-ing. For me, the best concealer ever. Their fair shade is just perfect for my skin tone.
 

Makeup Maniac

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Jan 1, 1970
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I had Monday off work and my fiance and I went out for lunch and then we walked around the mall for an hour or so. We ventured into Ulta and I started looking at their brand name cosmetics. I picked up the lightest shade of their Illuminating foundation for 12.50 and I love it! Nice coverage, but it makes my face look slightly glowy. Two thumbs up from me.
 
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Hillaire

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OOH. I just got some Hourglass, liquid eyeliner in a pen. It is crazy good. This whole line is very good.
 

Sunnyfunny

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Dec 21, 2008
Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

I went into a little independently owned boutique that sells Clinique and bought the purple bottle of eye makeup remover and inquired about that discontinued pink/brown duo that I like alot, Be Mine. They had three left, and I bought two. I'm pretty stoked about that, and that I could support a local business instead of going to the local dept. store. I'd never seen that boutique before, I'll have to go back!
 
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Makeup Maniac

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Jan 1, 1970
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Now to just find an independently owned boutique that carries vintage and niche fragrances! :)
That's cool that you found your favorite shadow combo, though, SF. You should be stocked up for awhile now? I used to love this online boutique called Who's The Fairest? and ordered from them quite regularly until they closed shop in 2004. :( Still really miss this blush stick they had called a 'jelly stick'. I forget which shade I was enamoured with, but it was a berryish shade and I loved that stuff on my lips. Now I try all kinds of lip stains, etc... but still sometimes lament the loss of my jelly stick.
 

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